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人生
rén shēng
n. life, human life
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In this post we discuss the difference between 人生 and 生活 when they are nouns. In English, we use only one word "life" to translate both these two words.

生活 (life): a particular type or aspect of people's existence. (synonyms: way of life, lifestyle, situation, fate, lot)
E.g. 我不想过这种生活了。I don't want to live this type of life.


人生 (life): the period between the birth and death of a living thing, especially a human being (synonyms: lifetime, life span, days, time on earth, existence)
E.g. 他人生的最后9个月 the last nine months of his life
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